Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Leadership award announced to honor Widener and Parr's memory. Katy Parr released from hospital.

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John Parr and Sandy Widener touched a lot of lives before they were taken from us in a tragic accident on December 22nd along with their daughter Chase.

The John Parr and Sandy Widener Civic Leadership Award will recognize people exemplifying John and Sandy's commitment to and passion for improving the metro Denver community.

The cash award will be presented each fall at The Denver Foundation's Tribute to Philanthropy in honor of John, Sandy, and their daughter Chase.

Tax deductible contributions can be made to the
John Parr and Sandy Widener Community Leadership Award,
c/o The Denver Foundation
55 Madison Street, #800
Denver, CO 80206.

For more information, please contact David Miller, 303-300-1790 ext. 104, - Denver Post

You can get more information on the award at The Denver Foundation's website and can make online donations.

The only survivor of the crash, 17 year old Katy Parr left the hospital on Wednesday.

An East High senior whose parents and sister died in a crash last weekend on Interstate 80 in Wyoming has been released from the hospital.

Relatives say 17-year-old Katy Parr plans to travel to Boise, Idaho, with family members to continue her recovery.

Classmates brought stuffed animals and wrote cards of support at the east Denver school today. - Denver Post

A vigil was held for the family on Tuesday at Cheeseman Park in Denver. You can watch the video here.

Chase Parr, who attended Wesleyan University, was remembered by her fellow students

A gifted musician with a bright smile and a well-honed sense of social justice, Chase Parr arrived at Wesleyan University last year determined to change the world.

She quickly immersed herself in campus life, making many friends and joining the Mixolydians, a vocal ensemble.

"Chase Parr was always positive, encouraging and a blessing to everyone that had the privilege of her acquaintance," said a posting on the group's website. "Chase's wonderful character always lit up rehearsals." - Hartford Courant
More information can be found in my previous post